Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Catholic Dogma supports death penalty

Today marks the second anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombings. The surviving defendant, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, has been found guilty on all thirty charges and the jury who convicted him has to decide whether he will be executed or be spending the rest of his life in prison. 

Despite Pope Francis, Cardinal Sean, and the three other Massachusetts bishops going against the death penalty, the Church actually supports the execution of convicted criminals:

"Another kind of lawful slaying belongs to the civil authorities, to whom is entrusted power of life and death, by the legal and judicious exercise of which they punish the guilty and protect the innocent. The just use of this power, far from involving the crime of murder, is an act paramount obedience to this [Fifth] Commadment which prohibits [unjust] murder. The end of the Commandment is the preservation and security of human life. Now the punishments inflicted by the civil authority, which is the legitimate avenger of crime, naturally tend to this end, since they give security to life by repressing outrage and violence." (Pope St. Pius V, The Catechism of the Council of Trent, Reprinted by TAN Books, 1982: pp. 451-2) 

So there you have it. It is actually the Catholic position to support the death penalty, despite what most Vatican II worshipers believe. Since this quote from the Catechism is written by a Pope, it possesses infallibly. It must be believed by all Catholics. 

The four fatalities Tsarnaev was responsible for killing were Catholics and to this date have not received a Requiem Mass for the repose of their souls. It would be appropriate that a Requiem be said collectively at the Cathedral since they all belonged to different parishes. But the Cardinal will not do it. He wants to see this convicted terrorist sit in the cell for a whole lifetime with our tax dollars.  

Therefore, to that end, I am a Catholic who supports the death penalty for convicted murderers. This is what the Church really teaches. God Bless America. 

Saturday, April 11, 2015

"Spirit of Vatican II" song

I came across this music video on YouTube that accurately describes the orientation of the Catholic Church for the past fifty years. ENJOY! 

Monday, April 6, 2015

Bishop McManus sees local church as "sleeping giant"

The Sunday Telegram ran an article on Easter Sunday (reposted here by Angelqueen) about the state of New England Catholicism. In addition to liberalism in social politics, Worcester Bishop Robert McManus was quoted as saying:

“Sunday morning has become a time when there’s football practice, baseball practice, soccer practice. You name it. It’s going on Sunday morning, when people should be in church, celebrating their faith … I think 50 percent of Massachusetts residents are baptized Catholics. Could you imagine if these people, their faith, came alive again? What a difference it would make in terms of the life of the Catholic Church.”

Really, Your Excellency? Are you really telling your flock that you have to attend Mass every Sunday? Most baptized Catholics are not bothering to show up on Sunday morning because (1) your clergy, for the most part, have not preached about observing the Third Commandment, "Thou shalt keep holy the Sabbath Day," (Sunday for Christians) and (2) your Masses are not true Masses. Say the Tridentine Mass and see how many people will start showing up. 

Another point is if 50% of Massachusetts residents are really baptized Catholics (approx. 3.5 million people), then only about 10% percent of them actually show up to the Novus Ordo Masses; the true believers are the small numbers who (are able to) go to the Tridentine and Eastern Rite Masses. (You're talking only four figures at best.)

Finally the Bishop is saying something, but it is too late. In the City of Worcester alone (pop. approx. 180,000) there is an approximate of 30,000 baptized Catholics, which only 30% attend Sunday Mass. So only 9,000 Worcester residents attend Sunday Mass on a regular basis (I don't count because I go out of town to a True Mass.) OUCH! 

A photo clipped from The Catholic Free Press
showing liturgical abuse what the Diocese of
Worcester stands for. (File) 
While 30% is higher than the U.S. average, it is still not sustainable. Several parishes in the city have closed, while more are in danger because of empty pews. Worcester is a minority-majority city, and despite an active immigrant Latino population, many of them are not Catholic. The Diocese even has a separate "Hispanic Ministry" to try to keep Catholic Latinos engaged with the Church. It ain't working too well, except that all Masses throughout the Diocese will be in Spanish in ten years.

As far as youth ministry is concerned, they don't promote orthodoxy. Forget about young adults, as they are expected to leave the church after high school graduation. They baptize illegitimate children all the time now, only at the grandparents' insistence. 

There will be no Worcester Diocese in ten years or so. There will be no one left. 

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Easter Message 2015

Today is Easter Sunday, the Feast of the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ from the dead. It has nothing to do with the bunny.

As I write this, Christians in the Middle East and in Kenya are being slaughtered by Islamic terrorists for their faith. They are true martyrs of blood. As I mentioned in my March 30th post, Christianity will soon be outlawed in the Western world unless Our Lady's Immaculate Heart triumphs. All because one courageous legislature and governor approved a law to protect someone from openly practicing their faith, Satan strikes back at not only them, but at ordinary Christian citizens who are trying to make a living.

I am the only practicing Catholic in my family. I am the only one who actually understands what Easter really is, the Christian Passover. It is our victory over Satan. Everyone else treats it as "Peter Cottontail hopping down the bunny trail." It indeed is the holiest day of the year. 

I for one am struggling just to make a living. I was slighted in academia by a half a grade in architecture school for obeying the building code (i.e. the law), and now cannot find any work because of my Catholic faith. You don't really know what employers really screen for, but they have the money to spend to find out when you went to the men's room last. In another words, they can find out just anything about you when you don't have a criminal record (which I don't). 

In the middle of this mess, I receive no support from my residential bishop or my neighborhood parish that I'm supposed to attend Mass because of my orthodoxy. I cannot work at a parish church or in a chancery unless the clergy say the True Mass. Since they don't, I'm not welcome, and forced to attend Mass miles away elsewhere. 

I have been financially persecuted in recent years, and will get worse unless Russia is consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary by the Holy Father as requested by Her at Fatima. I mean worse...

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ is the only good news today, which could make it a Happy Easter. But overall it is a Sad Easter. 

I wish everyone of good will a Happy and Blessed Easter. 

He is Risen! 

Monday, March 30, 2015

MUST WATCH: Christianity will be outlawed in America shortly

You must watch this video. It shows that Sodom and Gomorrah are now in America and all forms of Christianity will be outlawed in America in the coming years. Thanks a lot Vatican II. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

"Chris, could you marry a convert?"

The question-title of this post is often asked to me periodically. I am generally asked if I would be open to dating/marrying a girl who wishes to convert to Catholicism. 

I am usually reserved on this question because priests are not supposed to book a wedding until he is proven that both parties are Roman Catholic and are free to marry in the Church. (My priest will not book a wedding until such questions are answered.) But if there is someone who wants to date me, they will either (1) have to be Catholic or (2) willing to convert. 

If a young woman converted before she meets me, then she is all set. But if she is willing to convert to Catholicism to see me and for the salvation of her soul, then it will depend where she is converting from. If she was baptized "In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost" with water outside of the Church, then this baptism will be recognized as valid with proof thereof. But if she is converting from a non-Christian religion, then she will definitely have to be catechized sufficiently in order to be baptized as an adult.

In the diocese I currently live in it is almost impossible to find a traditional priest who will administer the sacraments the right way, never mind proper catechists. If need be I am willing to catechize a future spouse if warranted. (I will make sure she will not go through an RCIA program!) There is no church law that says who exactly can catechize, albeit the teaching responsibilities of bishops today are so low that I had to learn the Catholic Faith (as a cradle Catholic) all in my spare time, thanks to the Internet. 

As far as adult baptism, this can be done by any priest at any time during the year (not just at the Easter Vigil). But if a priest cannot be reached, then any layperson can baptize. It is quite possible that a layperson will have to perform the simple baptism as noted above, but I nor my family members canonically could not do it because doing so would constitute an impediment toward marriage for me because of the spiritual relationship between my relatives and her. 

As far as Confirmation is concerned, I will bend backwards to make sure she receives the Sacrament in the Tridentine form and by a bishop. (There are no resident bishops who will do this in New England.) She will have to find a female sponsor for Baptism and Confirmation. 

Lastly, no wedding plans can be made until she receives Baptism. (Confirmation may be delayed for a good reason.) I hope she would not convert to try to ease the rules. For some inspiration, here is the Wikipedia list of some famous Catholic converts. 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Bp. Williamson consecrates Fr. Jean-Michel Faure to the episcopacy

As a follow-up from the breaking news story, it has been confirmed by Rorate Caeli and the Associated Press that Bishop Richard Williamson has consecrated Father Jean-Michel Faure to the episcopacy today in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro (state), Brazil today, the Feast of Saint Joseph.  

Monday, March 16, 2015

BREAKING NEWS: Bishop Williamson to consecrate bishop in Brazil on St. Joseph's Day

Rorate Caeli is reporting from reliable sources that Bishop Richard Williamson, expelled from the SSPX in 2012 for anti-Semitism, plans to consecrate a bishop at a monastery outside of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on St. Joseph's Day (March 19, 2015). The motive is to have a bishop to assist Bishop Williamson by ordaining priests for "The Resistance", a group that is not canonically recognized.

The Resistance are the splinter group of former SSPX priests (headed by Frs. Pfeiffer, Chazel, and Hewko) who think Bishop Fellay is selling-out the order to the Novus Ordo (not true). They also have other traditional priests who help out.

If Bishop Williamson plans as so, than he and the new ordinand(s) will most likely incur  excommunication according to Canons  1013 and 1382. But if you read the original Latin text of Canon 1013, which states:

"Null Episcopo licet quemquam consecrare in Episcopum, nisi prius constet de pontificio mandato." (Emphasis added)
Which translates:  
"No bishop is permitted to consecrate anyone a bishop unless it is first evident that there is a pontifical mandate." (Emphasis added)

This is key in handing out excommunications. The 1983 Code of Canon Law does not actually say that the Pope has to issue a papal bull authorizing the consecration of a bishop for the sacramental life of the Church! The word "pontifical" does not exclusively apply to the Pope. When a bishop celebrates High Mass, it is referred to as a "Pontifical High Mass," with pontiff meaning high priest. The Pope is Pontifex Maximus, or Supreme Pontiff.

So in conclusion, the Latin word pontificio in lowercase does not exclusively mean the Pope. This proves how Archbishop Lefebvre was able to consecrate and that the original SSPX excommunications were null and void to begin with. So in theory, any bishop can consecrate auxiliary bishops without permission of the Holy See.

If this canon is still the law when Cardinal Burke and Bishop Fellay need to consecrate bishops for reasons no one ever wants to even talk about, they can do it according to one word in the law. If the Holy Father was required to approve all bishops, then it would say "Papal", not "pontifical."

This report is not an endorsement of His Excellency's decision, but just to report the facts according to the law.